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(ITV) Merit

Launches 29th July. Split from ITV Programming Thread

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TVVT (previously TVPerson) Granada North West Today
Already posted on the Merit mock, but I’ll do it here anyway:

Merit’s programming focus has been revealed, and will focus on gardening and food programming. It will broadcast on the former LCN of ITV3+1 and will appear in a retune tommorow.

More info: https://rxtvinfo.com/2020/merit-launching-on-freeview-channel-34
JA
Jake Central (East) East Midlands Today
TVVT posted:
Already posted on the Merit mock, but I’ll do it here anyway:

Merit’s programming focus has been revealed, and will focus on gardening and food programming. It will broadcast on the former LCN of ITV3+1 and will appear in a retune tommorow.

More info: https://rxtvinfo.com/2020/merit-launching-on-freeview-channel-34

That's a very low-key launch, bit of an experiment for itv perhaps?
WH
what West Country (East) Points West
Based on the details, I think it’s simply ITV channel squatting.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
They already have both the space and the LCN though.

Seems an odd thing to show exclusively post-watershed and doesn't quite match up to the name IMO, which sounds way more premium than it is.
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JA
Jake Central (East) East Midlands Today
what posted:
Based on the details, I think it’s simply ITV channel squatting.

With a view to sell?
WH
what West Country (East) Points West
Jake posted:
what posted:
Based on the details, I think it’s simply ITV channel squatting.

With a view to sell?

Possibly, especially with the spectrum clearance for 5G, there’ll be huge demand for space. ITV could really cash in here if they can persuade people onto the ITV Hub and BritBox instead of their +1 channels.
SE
Square Eyes Founding member
I guess it's a genre that they don't have covered. But the fact it's come out of nowhere, no promotion, no schedule and no ITV branding certainly points to it being a temporary thing or a placeholder.

Or its just the softest of soft launches.
PF
PFMC84 UTV Newsline
Strange name and it's only on for 3 hours a day. It screams 'temporary'.
JO
Josh
Might be worth keeping an eye out throughout the day to see if there's any promotion or information.
RXTV says that further details about Merit will be available tomorrow.
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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Not even worth returning (again) for.
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MO
Mockah (previously Carlos13) Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Not even worth returning (again) for.


You are correct.
GO
gottago London London
I can't figure out the channel name at all. Presumably this will be old repeats of ITV cooking and gardening shows (though Love Your Garden is the only one I can think of for that genre) rather than anything new.

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